Ever considered an Online MBA? If you’re tied to a location and can’t afford to quit your job, this might be the best option for you! With more reasons to consider an online MBA, here’s Julie Perrigan from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.
The competitive work environment that we live in today can be relentless. There are more educated and talented people competing for fewer jobs, forcing you to do everything possible to distinguish yourself from the competition.
One of the best ways to separate yourself from the pack is to earn an MBA to enhance your education credentials.
Even though this can be one of the best ways to get ahead, it also can leave workers with a difficult choice: do you leave your job to have more time for or to relocate to attend school?
While some people may be able to afford to leave their job in order go back to school to attempt to get ahead, for a majority of people this is not a realistic option.
Enter the online MBA program. Earning a degree online is becoming increasingly popular and can offer the skills and education you need to get ahead.
Here are a few reasons why it may be the best option for you:
- Work and Learn – Enrolling in online classes will allow you to balance your work, education and personal lives. Working full time while maintaining a full class load can be exhausting and lead to incredibly long days. Online degree programs allow you to attend class on your schedule. Additionally, the flexibility of an online program would allow you to pursue professional opportunities or retain your current position while taking classes, without the need to relocate.
- Apply what you learn – Working while taking online courses gives you the chance to practice the theories and skills you are learning. This opportunity will not only help you at work, but will also enhance your learning.
- Equal support and services – The growth in technology and the popularity of online programs has led to continual improvements in quality and the students’ experience. Online programs can offer all the necessary resources and provide the same level of educational support online as traditional brick and mortar programs.
A graduate degree can be the easiest way to make one of the best investments, an investment in you. By distinguishing yourself from the increasing swarms of competition with an online MBA, you are choosing to make that investment in your future career and success a reality.
Julie Perrigan writes on behalf of DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, a higher education organization offering online classes and online degree programs.